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Films about race and poverty in Paris, low-life exuberance in London and Werner Herzog re-tracing a friend’s quest
Also: damning memories from and since the Viet Nam war, an innovative dance choreographer in 3-D, the latest unhinged act by Nicolas Cage and a new but unseen version of The Turn of the Screw
Jan 23rd, 2020
A dog lover’s cinematic delight, Spielberg’s dip back into the 1980s and another expose of a financial racket
Also the emotional life story of a BC slam poet, and three new films from France (one about the country our peacekeepers are going to)
Mar 29th, 2018
A new and creepy It, perky Reese in Home Again and a contrary view of those volatile Paris suburbs
Also a fun trip with an elephant named Pop-Aye and bizarre doings in the Canadian film Blood Honey
Sep 7th, 2017
Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries
Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder
May 5th, 2016
After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves
Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.
Nov 23rd, 2015
Islamic State massacres 129 people in Paris terror attacks
Islamic State claims responsibility for terror attacks that leave 129 dead in Paris - just one day after striking Beirut.
Nov 14th, 2015
Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi
Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films
Sep 30th, 2015
Reviews of Monkey Kingdom, True Story, Unfriended and two social realist films from France
Cyberbullying, street hustlers, youth gangs, home invasion, wife and child killing, and warring wildlife. We’ve got them all at the movies this week. Also ethics, or not, in journalism.
Apr 16th, 2015
Canadian Muslim group condemns Charlie Hebdo massacre
"Although, it is a great source of regret that such violent acts and terrorist activities continued to be associated with Islam," says the community.
Jan 7th, 2015
2008 Paris trip first spark in Metro Van decision-maker's push for incineration here
Metro Vancouver called Paris's incinerator “one of the best facilities on the continent.” Last week, it was being blamed as helping to cause heavy layer of smog.
Mar 17th, 2014